Singer and songwriter for the rock band Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions.
She studied at Mark Keppel High School and formed the music group, Going Home, in 1986.
She is known for her dimly lit performances and her shy, withdrawn stage persona.
She was raised in the Catholic faith by a Mexican-American family in East Los Angeles.
She collaborated with Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch.